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Developing BlackBerry Tablet Applications With Flex 4.5
Author: Rich Tretola

Publisher: Oreilly
ISBN: 9789350234464
Pages: 136
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"Ready to put your ActionScript 3 skills to work on mobile apps? This hands-on book walks you through the process of creating an Adobe AIR application for Blackberry Tablets from start to finish, using the Flex 4.5 framework. Move quickly from a basic Hello World application to complex interactions with Blackberry APIs, and get complete code examples for working with tablet components including the accelerometer, GPS unit, camera, file system, and multitouch screen.

This is an ideal resource no matter how much Flex experience you have.

Use Flash Builder 4.5 to create and debug a Flex Mobile project
Choose a layout option to determine which files Flash Builder autogenerates
Obtain permissions you need to install your app on a Blackberry Tablet
Read and write text files, browse the file system for media files, and create and write to an SQLite database
Learn how to use native qnx components within your application
Publish your app to a BlackBerry installer file with Flash Builder

About The Author
Rich Tretola, an award-winning Flex developer, is the Rich Applications Technical Lead at Herff Jones Inc. He has been building internet apps for over a decade, and has worked with Flex since the original Royale beta was introduced in 2003. Rich is highly regarded in the Flex community as an expert in RIA, and is also an Adobe Community Expert. He has authored or co-authored a number of books on Flex and AIR, and has a popular Flex and AIR blog at Everything Flex.

Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Hello World

Create a Flex Mobile Project
Debug a Flex Mobile Project

Chapter 2: Application Layouts

Blank Application
View-Based Application

Chapter 3: Permissions and Configuration Settings

Other Configuration Settings
Automatically reorient
Full Screen
Automatically scale application for different screen densities
Aspect Ratio

Chapter 4: Exploring the APIs

Camera Roll
Busy Indicator

Chapter 5: Working with the File System

File System Access
SQLite Databases

Chapter 6: OS Interactions

Open in Browser
Splash Screen
Stage Web View
Screen Options
Native QNX Components

Chapter 7: Publish to BlackBerry Installer